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Ft. Lewis, WA

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Ft. Campbell, KY

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Vietnam Era '63 - '71
Ft. Bragg, NC

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Ft. Bragg, NC

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Vietnam Era '63 - '72

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Vietnam Era '61 - '66

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Ft. Carson, CO

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John F. Kennedy
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Ft. Bragg, NC

 


 

US Army Rank Insignia

Additional information on US Military Rank Insignia:

Enlisted Warrant Officer Commissioned Officer
Private
PVT
E-1
No Rank
Insignia
Displayed
Warrant Officer One
WO1
Second Lieutenant
O-1
Private
PVT
E-2
Chief Warrant Officer Two
CW2
First Lieutenant
O-2
Private First Class
PFC
E-3
Chief Warrant Officer Three
CW3
Captain
O-3
Corporal
CPL
E-4
Chief Warrant Officer Four
CW4
Major
O-4
Specialist
SPC
E-4
Chief Warrant Officer Five
CW5
Lieutenant Colonel
O-5
Sergeant
SGT
E-5
    Colonel
O-6
Staff Sergeant
SSG
E-6
    Brigadier General
O-7
Sergeant First Class
SFC
E-7
    Major General
O-8
Master Sergeant
MSG
E-8
    Lieutenant General
O-9
First Sergeant
1SG
E-8
    General
O-10
Sergeant Major
SGM
E-9
    General of the Army
(Wartime
Only)
Command Sergeant Major
CSM
E-9
       
Sgt Major of the Army
SMA
E-9
       

 


 

Most of our present rank titles and insignia first came into popular use in Europe during the Middle Ages.

"Chevron" is an architectural term denoting the rafters of a roof meeting an angle at the upper apex. The chevron in heraldry was employed as a badge of honor to mark the main supporters of the head of the clan or "top of the house" and it came to be used in various forms as an emblem of rank for knights and men-at-arms in feudal days.  The use of the chevron to signify position within the enlisted ranks continues to this day.

More information regarding insignia history being developed.


  • Private: having attained no title of rank, a ‘private soldier’.
  • Corporal: influenced by ‘corps’; head, chief.
  • Sergeant: servant; attendant upon a knight in the field.
  • Lieutenant: an officer representing and exercising powers on behalf of his lord or sovereign.
  • Captain: an officer entrusted with a command or fort under a sovereign or general.
  • Colonel: an officer commanding a ‘column’ of soldiers and support trains.
  • General: originally meant to be of similar ‘birth’ or ‘class’ with a sovereign.
    Currently, the use is to be familiar with all facets of the army,
    no longer a specialist in one area, a ‘general officer’.

 


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